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The design of the LHM 420 has been optimised for ships in the Panamax class. The Liebherr mobile harbour crane series raises and lowers loads at up to 120 metres per minute. The LHM 420 has a maximum load capacity of 124 tonnes and handles up to 38 containers per hour with its hybrid drive. The versatile crane is also suitable for the efficient handling of bulk cargoes, as well as the safe transportation of general cargoes.


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Trade Show Season With the trade shoW season on its Way, We prepare you for some of the biggest shoWs in the industry. first up is breakbulk europe, from 23 to 26 may. this year, the trade shoW designed for the project cargo and breakbulk shipping industries returns to belgium where at least 8,000 people are expected at the antwerp expo. “in fact, stand space is nearly sold out and we are expecting to host an event that yet again exceeds expectations,” says mr amos, one of the founders of the breakbulk event. read more about what he has to say on page 14. up next is toC europe, which makes it way back to germany from 14 - 16 June, to mark its 40th year. this exhibition is a forum for ports and terminal operators to meet with their equipment suppliers and partners and also offers a three-track knowledge programme, networking events and a port tour. read more about the show on page 40. We stay in germany for another of our special items, where we pay special attention to some german ports. read more about the port of hamburg on page 10, Cuxhaven on page 32 and bremerhaven on page 42. and even though the new safety of life at sea (solas) container-weighing regulations debate goes on, the weighing of containers before loading a ship will be legally binding worldwide by no later than 1 July 2016. this is why we outline several companies preparing for the implementation of this solas amendment in our Container Weighing special on page 21. AnoeshkA mAAskAnt | editor

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35 Middle East on Track – Transport and Logistics Exhibition 40 Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence – TOC Europe

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21 Container Weighing – Ready for the Launch

22 Determining the Weight – It’s All about the Loading Plan 26 Lifting Force – Wireless Container Scale 30 Weighing Up – A Modular Approach

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10 Elements of Success – Port of Hamburg

32 New Multipurpose Berth – Cuxport Reclaims Terminal Area 42 Powerhouse – Operating Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven rail

46 Crossing Borders – European Rail Development 48 Port of Rotterdam – Port Section of Betuwe Route 50 Port of Antwerp – Connecting the Banks 52 Zeeland Seaports – Cross-Border Rail Bundling


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18 New Kid on the Block – Customised Bulk Operations 36 Tides of Change – A New Focus 54 New Freight Terminal – Port of Gothenburg Expands 57 Panama Canal Update – Expansion Inauguration Date regularS

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Holmatro at Breakbulk Europe At Breakbulk Europe, Holmatro display its finest highpressure hydraulic solutions for industrial applications. Visit booth 410H2 and learn more about Holmatro’s Skidding System; the perfect solution for moving industrial objects of exceptional sizes and weights to locations where using a crane or forklift is not an option. This extremely user-friendly system consists of tracks, beams and push-pull units, and can

be expanded easily to adapt to each specific job. Also their light weight Rerailing Systems features unique innovatives. Developed in collaboration with the biggest Dutch rail infrastructure management company, years of rerailing experience is combined with the most modern technology. The result is revolutionary and suitable for all types of railway vehicles.

Global Co-operation Agreement Orbita Ports&Terminals and Kalmar, part of Cargotec, have signed a global agreement for co-operation between the two companies. The agreement includes an agency contract that gives Kalmar worldwide exclusive representation of Orbita’s automation solutions such as GateSuite and CraneSuite, including Gate OCR and Crane OCR solutions, Kiosk systems, Truck Positioning for STS cranes and Automatic Damage Detection in Gates.

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APM Terminals has completed the USD 1 billion acquisition of Spanish Grup Maritim TCBs port and rail interests. APM Terminals has yet to receive approval for three of eleven terminals under Grup Maritim TCB, but has decided to move ahead with the acquisition. The acquisition thus adds eight ports with a combined 2 million TEU equity-weighted volume to APM Terminals, expanding the network to 72 operating ports, across 69 countries. This complements APM Terminals current portfolio, adding 7% throughput in key locations including Spanish container terminal concessions in Barcelona, Valencia and Castellon, on the Mediterranean coast, along with the concessions in Gijon, on the Bay of Biscay. APM Terminals will invest an estimated USD 400 million over the next 5 years in upgrades and expansion to these operations.

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From left to right: Peel Ports Planning director, uK shipping Minister, Peel Ports Chief operating officer & CEo Mersey Maritime.

PD Portcentric Logistics Signs Deal at Felixstowe PD Portcentric Logistics, part of the PD Ports Group has signed a four year deal with Sifcon International plc (SIL), supplier of gifts and interior accessories, at Felixstowe. The contract will see PD Portcentric Logistics manage all handling, storage and picking as well as distribution for SIL’s UK mainland supply chain. The operation will occupy 161,000 sqft of PD Portcentric Logistics’ warehousing facilities and will include a comprehensive pick and pack service to cater for bespoke orders prior to onward distribution to UK retailers.

UK Shipping Minister Robert Goodwill has welcomed the investment being made by Peel Ports during a visit to the company’s Liverpool2 container terminal. Once open later this year, Liverpool2 will be one of Europe’s most modern and advanced semi-automated terminals, able to accommodate virtually all of the world’s deep sea container vessels. The Liverpool2 development is part of a GBP 650 million investment by Peel Ports in the region and will add to a previous GBP 125 million investment in the National Import Centre at Port Salford, the UK’s first tri-modal inland port facility and national distribution park.

Fleet Undergoes Ecological Modernisation

A modern hopper barge 70.50m long, 10.50m wide, 2.90m draught and with an order volume of EUR 4.9 million, will join the fleet of Bremenports during the second half of the year. The new-build vessel, Greenports I, is presumably the first working vessel at a European seaport to be powered by eco-friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). Both Bremen’s government and Bremenports are banking on sustainable port operations which pay due attention to environmental protection. The gas-diesel-electric propulsion system still has to be tested by Sandfirden, the engine supplier, before it is installed, to ensure optimum interaction of the power generators (two gas engines, one diesel engine, one battery unit consisting of ten individual blocks), the drive system and on-board electronic equipment.


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Dredge Pump for Hazardous Project Damen Dredging Equipment’s DOP submersible dredge pump, DOP350, was attached to one of Martens & Van Oord’s pontoon-based excavators for an interesting project in Cadzand, the Netherlands. Cadzand’s old marina entrance needed to be updated and the harbour was to be deepened. Not a simple job taking into account that conventional Second World War explosives were hidden in the seabed. The DOP pumped the bottom material – sand and occasionally UXOs – to a reinforced screening installation, where the dredge pump ensured a continuous process (in UXO-areas). From there, another Damen pump was used to bring the screened sand further to replenish the nearby shores.

Global Networking Platform The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has implemented numerous innovative pilot projects as part of the SmartPORT concept. Based on these experiences, the thought of the future-oriented, intelligent port is further developed and an international network between ports called ‘ChainPORT’ is initiated. The global platform shall connect important information of the respective partner ports on the one hand and create a basis that allows the joined development of new, futureoriented and innovative solutions on the other. In addition to the Port of Hamburg, the Ports of Busan, Singapore, Shenzhen, Los Angeles, Felixstowe and Antwerp are partners in the futureoriented network. With ChainPORT, the HPA wants to go beyond the traditional bilateral port partnerships. Meeting of ChainPort representatives in Hamburg.

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news in brief Tugboat Petergof Redeployed to Port Bronka Tugboat Petergof was redeployed to its permanent location at Port Bronka, St. Petersburg. In view of growing number of calls to Port Bronka terminal, the management of Port Fleet CJSC has decided to redeploy its tugboat to the new terminal for continuous operation – the company’s tugboats have been assisting vessels to moor at Bronka from February 2016. “With the new tug service, shipping lines are able to make use of the favourable navigational location of Port Bronka,” said Alexey Shukletsov, Executive Director of Port Bronka.

Joint European Harbour Towage Operations Kotug International and Royal Boskalis Westminster have successfully formalised a joint venture for their European harbour towage operations. The joint operations are transferred to a 50/50 joint venture, combining the European harbour towage activities of Kotug and Boskalis’ subsidiary SMIT. In order to retain both strong brand names and to benefit from the already wellestablished brand recognition in Europe, the merged operations will operate under the entity Kotug Smit Towage. The operational integration started in April.

Port Authorities Against European Commission Decision The Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Amsterdam Port Authority, Groningen Seaports, the Moerdijk Port Authority, the Port of Den Helder and Zeeland Seaports are going to appeal against the decision of the European Commission which states that Dutch sea ports must pay corporation tax from 1 January 2017. Last year, the Dutch legislature had made an exception in the law for port authorities: they did not have to pay corporation tax because they were not competing with private parties, but with foreign ports and with each other. In January, the European Commission decided to overrule the special position of the sea ports in Dutch legislation. Paul Smits, Financial Director of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, “We are not against paying corporation tax, but then it should apply to all European sea ports. This is a matter of principle for us. The foreign ports with which we have to compete do not pay corporation tax and, in addition, are even supported in various ways by their governments.”


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Elements of Success 2015 was another successful year for the Port of hamburg, with a high bulk cargo throughPut and strong growth in rail and inland waterway seaport-hinterland traffic. senator frank horch highlighted the port’s great significance for hamburg, warning against talking it down, “anybody familiar with the port business will realise that the port of hamburg’s success cannot be measured solely in teU. its success is composed of many elements.” “


hat makes the port of hamburg strong is its character as a universal port,” mr horch continued. “the port of hamburg is actually one of the largest and most varied industrial zones in germany. cargo handling, logistics and industry are closely interconnected and mutually crossfertilising. the port consists of the sum of these numerous and multi-facetted activities, something that cannot be described by throughput figures alone. i most urgently warn you against conjuring up crises. that harms our port and plays into the hands of our competitors. for us, economic fluctuations are nothing new they are part of our business. nobody disputes that we are confronted by great challenges. but, together, we shall master them!”

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Industrial Universal Port

the port of hamburg reports around 30% local container cargo as well as growing seaport-hinterland container transport by rail, up by 2.8% from 2015, and by inland waterway vessels, up by 27.5%. as an industrial universal port, it performs an outstanding and indispensable function in supplying the local and regional economy, along with core markets inland. downturn in seaborne container throughput is primarily attributable to lower volumes handled with china, russia and poland. in 2015 something over 800,000 fewer containers were handled in the port of hamburg from these especially important trading partners.

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Worldwide Transhipment Traffic

”among the ports of northern europe, the port of hamburg has maintained its strong position on container traffic with the baltic region. compared to ports such as antwerp and rotterdam, hamburg reports about a 7 percentage point higher proportion of transhipment cargo,” explained axel mattern, member of the port of hamburg marketing executive board. “this is one of

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the reasons that hamburg is more seriously effected than antwerp or rotterdam by weakness in china’s foreign trade and russia’s economic problems.” a large share of the cargo handled in hamburg for china and russia is transhipped via hamburg, and loaded from oceangoing containerships on to feeder ships. “container traffic with china is down by 14.4% and with russia by 34.4%.


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The Port of Hamburg is actually one of the largest and most varied industrial zones in Germany.

this could not be offset in volume by growth in container traffic with other countries such as malaysia, india, the United arab emirates or mexico. since the statistics for worldwide transhipment traffic feature the waterside transfer from the large container ship to the feeder or vice versa each time this occurs, any transhipment downturn doubly effects port results,” explained mr mattern. the fall in seaborne container traffic with polish ports has also been caused by direct calls by liner container services calling on gdansk directly without transhipment at one of the north range ports.

Record Volumes

Jens meier, chairman of hpa’s executive board, emphasised the excellent progress of the port’s hinterland services in 2015. he said that it is particularly gratifying that landside services as a whole had generated growth, and that with volume up by 3.1% at 45.8 million tonnes, rail in particular had achieved its best-ever result. “good work pays off. with the optimisation of our processes we have succeeded in positioning rail as the most important mode of transport, ahead of trucking. that is an outstanding performance in the european

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context. the figures show just how much potential resides in the intelligent expansion of infrastructure. we shall be further enhancing this potential,” stressed mr meier. “with a 45.3% share of the port of hamburg’s modal split, rail displaced trucking, the previous leader, which with 42.7 million tonnes captured a 42.4% share. that is unique in europe and shows that environmentally friendly rail plays a leading role in seaport traffic,” said ingo egloff, port of hamburg marketing executive board member. in 2015 container traffic by rail also set a new record, increasing by 2.8% to 2.3 million teU. more than 200 freight trains reach or leave the port of hamburg every day. with 1,100 container trains per week, hamburg leads ports such as rotterdam or antwerp by a wide margin. “hamburg is the european leader for containers transported by rail, and is the top rail port. among ports in northern europe, hamburg’s share of containers transported by rail is around 50%, while rotterdam’s is about 19% and antwerp’s roughly 8%,” explained mr egloff. he also highlighted the fact that initial transport data indicated that in 2015 inland waterway craft achieved a 27.5% advance,

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FOCUS ON GERMAN PORTS transporting 130,000 teU. in total, in 2015 total cargo volume transported by inland water ships was 13.6% ahead at 12.4 million tonnes. “so hamburg has displaced cologne as germany’s second largest inland waterway port. on inbound and outbound transport of non-time-critical shipments, and of especially heavy and/or high-volume cargo, the inland waterway vessel occupies an extremely important position in the carrier mix of our universal port, even relieving other carriers, and this needs to be further boosted,” said mr egloff.

Continuing Growth

in mr egloff’s view, continued growth in the number of calls in hamburg by ultra-large containerships (Ulcs), which increased by 27.6% to 647, underlines the urgency of implementing the still awaited adjustment of the navigation channel of the lower and outer elbe. “we urgently require dredging of the channel so that ultra-large vessels in particular can be more flexibly handled, and transhipment cargo in the port of hamburg ensures employment at the terminals,” said mr egloff. the restrictions currently in force on the elbe limit use of transport capacities of large ships, and are hampering ships meeting and passing, and hence more flexible traffic flow on the elbe. “after dredging of the channel, an ultra-large containership could transport up to 1,800 additional loaded containers (teU). in 2015 there was a further increase in the number of extra-large containerships with slot capacity of between 14,000 and 19,000 teU, calls by these being up by 142% at 150. from the safety aspect too, dredging of the channel should produce advantages for traffic control on the elbe.” the port of hamburg employs more than 156,000 people from the hamburg metropolitan region. with gross value added of eUr 20.5 billion, it is also of immense importance for the entire german economy. to keep the universal port on its growth path, in the view of mr mattern and mr egloff, in addition to dredging of the channel on the lower and outer elbe, access and dispersal corridors for freight transport by rail, truck and inland waterway craft need to be adapted and expanded. given the difficulty of assessing the likely development of foreign trade in the port’s core markets, it is hard to make a forecast for 2016. the port of hamburg’s marketing organisation therefore regards total throughput at the 2015 level as realistic.

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the Industry This year, BreakBulk europe reTurns To anTwerp, Belgium on 23-26 May. The largesT exhibiTion in The world designed for the project cargo and breakbulk shipping industries, connects over 350 exhibitors and attracts participants from more than 100 countries.


rom its beginning in 2006, breakbulk europe has proved to be bigger than expected. “a program similar to breakbulk americas was designed based on the requests of european attendees at americas and it was hoped that it would attract at least 400. in the end, more than 700 attended,” said John amos, formerly of Bechtel and one of the founders of the original breakbulk event in new orleans held 27 years ago. This year at least 8,000 people are expected at breakbulk europe in the antwerp expo. “in fact, stand space is nearly sold out and we are expecting to host an event that yet again exceeds expectations,” Mr amos adds.

Key Success

breakbulk europe remains the only largescale project cargo and breakbulk forum available to european shippers, forwarders and carriers, and attracts top-notch speakers from all sectors of the industry. its central location near the Port of antwerp, one of europe’s top breakbulk ports, is a key to the success of the show, along with the support of the world’s foremost carriers and international freight forwarders.

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Unparalleled networking opportunities are provided at the event and exhibitors find it a must-attend show for cultivating both new and existing business relationships. breakbulk europe has become the annual meeting place for the project cargo and breakbulk industries.

Training Programme

in addition to the four halls of packed exhibition space, breakbulk europe offers a range of education and issue-driven programmes, including on-the-floor microseminars and exhibitor-led sessions, both of which are open to all attendees during the two-day exhibition. For those looking for intensive training, breakbulk europe offers several workshops held over the two days preceding the exhibition. Freight forwarders will find useful information at the PPg Certificate of achievement in Cargo Management workshop, while heavy-lift specialists can find technical training in the heavy lift Technical workshops: land & Barge Transport, taught by dirk Verwimp of sarens, and ocean Transport taught by Cees Coppens, formerly of biglift shipping.


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New this year is Project Cargo Management from the Shipper’s Perspective, which is designed for EPCs and freight forwarders and will be taught by Peter Bouwhuis of iBrabble.

Hot Topics

Each day of the show will feature an impressive line-up of conference speakers who will address key issues affecting European and global transport specialists. For instance, the first day’s agenda features head of Shipping and Central Purchasing for CG Global Jurgen Huygh who will tackle the problems facing the ideal of ‘one Europe’ for oversize cargo transports. This hot topic will be followed by a lively roundtable discussion between Huygh, Łukasz Chwalczuk, CEO of the Polish Heavy Transport Association, Satoshi Kurihara, senior manager for business development from Hitachi Transport Systems, and Patricia WiesiollekTkocz, Managing Director, TAG Spezialtransporte & Projektlogistik. On Thursday, an international shipper’s panel consisting of representatives from GE Energy Power & Water, ArcelorMittal and

Intec Plantas Industriales (Grupo Tecnicas Reunidas) will address the question: How much of the ‘transport envelope’ do cargo owners want or need to control, and how much control should they hand over to their subcontractors?

Keeping Track

It’s surprising how much each attendee, exhibitor and shipper can pack into each day. On the eve of the exhibition, Breakbulk will host a welcome reception at the Expo, followed by Port America’s Happy Hour at the historic Cafe Den Engle on the square. “We at Breakbulk understand there’s a lot to keep track of during event week and encourage participants to download and use the free Breakbulk Events app. Along with floor plans, schedules and travel information, users can also connect with one another using the app. When the event is over, it will be easy to stay connected until next year.” i.

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There is a new player in The bulk field, locaTed aT The hearT of The duTch ara-range (amsTerdam – roTTerdam – anTwerp). The spacious newly acquired Terminal of bulk Terminal Zeeland (bTZ) handles bulk, break-bulk and offshore activities, in addition to lay-by requests, repairs and cleaning projects – with in-house custom clearance documentation service. The facility, with direct access to the open sea and excellent hinterland connections, allows bTZ to provide reliable, cost-effective and customised solutions for bulk processing and storage. The new site at the port of Vlissingen on the quarleshaven is accessible via a quay that can accommodate ships with a maximum length of 225 metres.

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The terminal has 6,000m2 of storage warehousing and 35,000m2 of open space available.


ince the summer of 2015, BTZ delivers specialised distribution and bulk cargo processing services from their terminal, where they also provide all room needed for storage, handling, processing and transhipment. As an expert in the discharging and loading of bulk cargo, with a wide variety of cranes in addition to boardto-board cargo, they can handle any request within bulk, break-bulk, offshore and repairs. With a surface area of 6,000m2 storage space for bulk goods BTZ also possesses modern machinery specially designed for the storage and processing of bulk goods. The terminal has 6,000m2 of storage warehousing and 35,000m2 of open space available.

Bulk Gateway

The ports in Zeeland are the gateway for further transhipment of dry bulk cargo, which includes coal, iron ore, cereals, fertilisers, and most recently sugar. A key component of successful bulk operations is a strategic location, not just for the port, but also in terms of further transhipment, the port of Vlissingen has all of these

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Labour Force

Accessibility has contributed to dry bulk being the second largest flow in terms of scale. components available and more. Strategically located in Northwest Europe with excellent hinterland links, BTZ profits from a combination of unhindered seaport access and multimodal connections. It offers easy access from the North Sea, and the terminal is connected to Dutch, German, Belgian and French waterways, which guarantees shorter shipping times. The highway is accessed in less than ten minutes and BTZ is also an 8-hour shorter sailing time than to neighbouring ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. This accessibility has contributed to dry bulk being the second largest flow in the ports of Vlissingen and Terneuzen in terms of scale.

The arrival of BTZ marks an important development that is expected to generate 50 to 100 direct and indirect jobs for the discharging and loading of bulk cargo using a variety of cranes in addition to board-toboard cargo. The reliable labour force with no risk of strikes in the ports, will allow BTZ to cater to individual needs with modern machinery specially designed for the storage and customised processing of bulk goods. The storage facility will expand the processing services in the port and see BTZ work in close collaboration with colleagues. i.

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Container Weighing

AS THE NEW SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA (SOLAS) CONTAINER-WEIGHING REGULATIONS DEBATE goes on, the weighing of containers before loading a ship will be legally binding worldwide by no later than 1 July 2016.


he International Maritime Organization (IMO) has amended the SOLAS to require, as a condition for loading a packed container onto a ship for export, that the container has a veriďŹ ed weight. The amendments provide that there are two methods shippers may use to determine the container weight once the container packing process has taken place. In this Container Weighing Special we outline several companies preparing for the implementation of this SOLAS amendment.

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ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ALL AbouT THe LoADIng PLAn

Determining the Weight ConDuCTIx-WAMPfLeR HAS InTRoDuCeD A LASSTeC ConTAIneR-WeIgHIng SySTeM, WHICH IS InTegRATeD InTo SPReADeR TWISTLoCkS. THIS SySTeM not only reliably determines the weights of containers, it also provides additional information about the operational safety of the crane and provides an analysis of the service life of spreaders and crane components.


he container-weighing system makes it possible to track overloads and detect and remedy any defects at an early stage, improving safety in container handling. Several ports around the world already use the technology, such as Guayaquil in Ecuador, Manila in the Philippines, the Port of Bronka, Russia, Tarragona in Spain, and in Rotterdam, Dubai and California.

New Business Model

The stacking yard at a port is ideally suited to weighing containers.

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Even though terminal operators are not responsible for the weighing of containers, the industry expects them to provide this service for their clients and introduce a new business model. This is because all containers converge on the port by road, rail and water before being loaded onto container ships. It is the most suitable point in the supply chain for weighing of containers due to the large throughput and frequent lifting of containers. Conventional weighbridges near port entrance gates are theoretically an option, but 20-foot containers that arrive by truck push this system to its limits, and there is absolutely no way of weighing containers that arrive at the port by rail. Although weighbridges give accurate measurements, they require at least one separate operation that is not usually catered for port logistics. Weighing with an STS crane is another option. Although this would take advantage of the

heaviest throughput at the ship-loading crane, it is at too late a stage in port logistics, after which a loading plan can no longer be changed. The third option is in the stacking yard, because all containers pass through there regardless of the mode of transport by which they arrive. The planners can still adjust the stowage plan of the vessel and sort out incorrectly loaded containers at this stage. This is why stacking cranes are increasingly establishing themselves as suitable weighing devices.

Ideal Load-Sensing System

More and more stacking cranes are fitted with twin-lift spreaders. In order to be able to weigh with greater accuracy at a singleor twin-lift spreader, only the load-bearing points, the twistlocks, are worthy of consideration, either in the centre or around the twistlock. The Conductix-Wampfler Lasstec solution measures weight using a fibre-optic cable in the centre of the twistlock. In addition to its high measurement accuracy, the system is impressive for its ease of installation and flexibility, its great robustness to overload, and its high breaking load and complete temperature compensation. Lasstec requires no infrastructure measures in the terminal and can be incorporated during the production of the spreader. However, because the whole data transfer for this


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chosen at will during the manufacture of the sensor and is done by high-energy UV irradiation of endowed fibre with an interference pattern.

1% Accuracy

The resolution of the measuring points in the fbg sensors corresponds to a resolution of 40 kg increments. Since the twistlocks are swing mounted in the spreader, it cannot always be assumed that the pulling force will be absolutely vertical, and this can easily distort the measured result. Thus the system is specified to have a measurement accuracy of ± 400 kg over a complete measurement range of 0-40 tonnes, corresponding to an accuracy of 1.0% of full scale. The system is also tared after each load change. everytime the twistlocks are locked, the zero point of the measurement is redefined. This eliminates the need to calibrate the system after a certain period of operation.

Data Evaluation

system is independent of the spreader type, even spreaders that are already in use, and the associated cranes, can be easily retrofitted.

Wavelength Changes

The interrogator with connections for eight twistlocks acts as an evaluation device and sends laser signals directly to the twistlocks.

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The linear extension of a twistlock can be determined using various techniques. However, measurement using an optical fibre with a fiber bragg grating (fbg) has several advantages compared to conventional systems. In addition to high measurement accuracy, an fbg sensor can also provide ideal compensation for temperature variations. furthermore, the sensor is insensitive to shock loads and electromagnetic interference. Measurement is based on the evaluation of the wavelength variation of a reflected light pulse. The positions where strain-measuring points are introduced into the fibre can be

The evaluating unit, the so-called ‘interrogator’, sends out 50 laser signals per second to the four or eight sensors in each of the twistlocks and converts the signals returned into electrical signals. In retrofits, the interrogator is installed directly on the spreader and connected to the relevant signals of the spreader controller. for new installations, the evaluation electronics are generally installed directly in the spreader control cabinet. ST connectors link the individual sensors to the evaluation unit. The twistlocks are fitted into the standard mountings as usual. The signals are converted to CAn-bus DS444 format in the evaluation unit and forwarded to the crane controller through three free conductors in the spreader cable. There, the information is displayed either on its own control panel with memory device or directly on the monitor of the crane PLC.

Weight Measurements

for each load change, three different types of weight information are determined, and these are all forwarded to the crane: – Continuous and instantaneous weight measurements, – Stabilised container weight (mean value), – Maximum load per twistlock. The continuously measured weight is informative for the crane operator to be able to detect any problems during a lifting cycle.

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λBragg= 2nΛ


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L Unstrained FBG


Strained FBG

The Lasstec system’s fiber-Bragg-grating sensor can detect spectral shifts caused by stretching. Twistlocks can provide all key metrics. The optimum position for attaching the measuring sensor is located on the central axis.

The stabilised or effective container weight is the weight that is transmitted from the crane controller to the terminal operations system and used for the loading plan. The effective container weight can be determined only when there is no upward or downward acceleration. Any dynamic load changes due to movements of the trolley or crane can be neglected, however there is no need to interrupt the load change to determine the load.

Metrics Provide Information

The maximum loads per twistlock are measured, and these can be used to calculate service life and analyse the status of the twistlocks and the entire spreader. In practice, a few critical situations were detected and corrected at an early stage. In the case of one spreader, for example, it was noticed that a single twistlock was regularly being overloaded. Upon investigation, it was found that the spreader frame was broken and needed repairs. Twistlocks are normally replaced after a certain number of locking cycles as a preventive measure but exact measurements make it possible to analyse the twistlocks and thus possibly improve the planning of their replacement. The evaluation unit can also forward various safety signals to the crane controller to give notice of hazards such as: – One or more twistlocks are under no load when a container is being lifted. This can happen if a twistlock is not correctly locked to the container. – A container is heavier than the maximum allowed. – A container is loaded beyond the permissible eccentricity. This can happen as a result of the load shifting in transit.

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Temperature compensation using the FBG sensors

– Snag loading. When lifting the container, there is a so-called ‘snag’ in a twistlock. This kind of snag can happen if one corner of a container is still locked to the container beneath or if the container jams in the ship cell. – Container dragging. This happens when a corner of the container gets caught after unlocking the twistlock and the crane drags the container with a twistlock. This can happen especially with automatic stocking yard cranes.

– One sensor is not sending a signal to the evaluation unit. This can occur if a sensor, the wiring or the twistlock itself is defective. The evaluation unit also logs all load changes and overloads with a timestamp. This provides the Lasstec system with several additional functions during the weighing of containers that contribute to the overall safety in the terminal. i.

In addition to the weighing data, Lasstec makes it possible to assess the four twistlocks. In the measurement shown here, the following details are of note. First, empty containers are held by mostly two twistlocks (TL2 and TL4), and second, twistlock 3 (TL3) is particularly frequently overloaded. A closer examination of the spreader revealed that the frame was broken, so the weight was concentrated on one twistlock when heavily loaded.

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WireLeSS cOntAiner ScALe

Lifting Force With the neW SOLAS reguLAtiOnS, it’S up tO the fOrWArder tO prOvide the certified weight to the carrier – to use the weight data for their StOWing pLAnS And fOrWArding the infOrmAtiOn tO pOrt terminALS, Where rAndOm Weight checkS WiLL be perfOrmed On cOntAinerS. containers with incorrect weight will be refused and left at the terminal, meaning the container cannot leave the terminal and a third party will have to open it and handle the items inside. this is not only undesirable, but also expensive. dB schenker – operating a set of large warehouses at the Port of rotterdam where containers are packed and prepared for sea transport – explains why using iforks, a wireless scale for forklift trucks, reach trucks and narrow aisle trucks from ravas, has their preference.

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here are two methods that may be used for determining container weights according to the new soLas regulations. Method one means the full container is weighed after it has been packed. this has the disadvantage that weight becomes available at a (too) late stage. method two is where individual items are weighed earlier in the supply chain and weights are available to the complete chain for calculating container weights – the total weight of all pallets in the container added to the container’s tare weight, as indicated on the container’s doors, constitutes the gross container weight. dB schenker has opted for weighing the individual items, using iforks to weigh incoming shipments on their forklifts.

Weighing Individual Shipments

with iforks, every lifted pallet is weighed immediately, without taking the goods out of the process, for example when they are offloaded from inbound freight trucks.

weighing early provides many advantages: information becomes available faster, allowing senders that may have declared incorrect pallet weights to change freight documents without missing their ship. in the end, weighing individual shipments leads to more accurate container weights and therefore more safety at sea. the iforks weight indicator in the cabin shows the weight of the load on the forks and offers a complete range of weighing functions: gross/net weighing, total weight per shipment, code entry, date/time registration, and piece counting. the user can supervise the power management of the iforks, with the system’s auto-shut-off function, which automatically switches off the electronics after a prolonged period of non-use. Via a power management menu on the indicator the user can adjust the autoshut-off time according to the use and application of the truck.

Communicating Weights

ravas supplies the mobile scales and the connectivity to make individual pallet weights and shipments available throughout the supply chain. iforks provide a highly accurate weight read-out in 1 kg steps on a display in the cabin, and are available in legal for trade version oiML iii. extended


With iForks, every lifted pallet is weighed immediately, without taking the goods out of the process.

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The iForks weight indicator in the cabin shows the weight of the load on the forks and offers a complete range of weighing functions.

scale functions include registering of id codes with every weight recorded. iforks also communicate bi-directionally with wMs or erP systems, via Bluetooth or wifi connection. when the system compiles loading lists for containers, it simply computes the total weight of the goods and adds the weight of the container. the packed container weight is then declared to the shipping company via PortBase, the rotterdam Port community systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s digital communication platform. for efficient computing of the container weights, ravas offers its solas app. the app can be installed on a pdA, ipad or iPhone. after identifying the container by its number and registering its tare weight, the app allows the user to identify individual pallets or shipments and register their weight, communicated by iforks. total container weight is computed and registered on the pdA, and can be downloaded to a pc via uSb cable as a cSv file. if the app is used on an iPad or iPhone, the information can be e-mailed to the shipping company straight from the app.

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About Ravas ravas manufactures and distributes weighing systems integrated in hand pallet trucks, warehouse trucks and forklift trucks. these mobile weighing systems enable companies to realise immediate cost savings, to make their internal logistics more efficient, to raise the quality of their products and services and thus increase client satisfaction. in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world of integrated information ravas strives to give all its products optimal connectivity. this means that the weight information can be easily integrated with other information about material flows. the resulting data set can be fed directly into an erP or wMs system.


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a modular approach

Weighing Up The deadline for The new conTainer weighing regulaTions To come inTo force is approaching. from 1 July, each conTainer loaded onTo a vessel should be weighed, but there is a considerable vagueness with respect to options and possibilities for port operators and logistics providers. Hirschmann MCS, specialised in crane safety, is ready for the task and offers a complete system with TĂ&#x153;V-certified components.

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he former PAT Krüger company can look back on 50 years of experience in the port sector, both as OEM and in the retrofit business. Additionally, the transfer of expertise from overload protection in conformity with EN 15011 to weighing freight containers is obvious. According to Hirschmann, weighing systems at the port ensures competitiveness. In fact, the shippers are responsible for providing the certified weight VGM (verified gross mass). The recommended location for the implementation of the weighing process is any container handling location. For that reason, some port operators have announced that they will offer weight verification as an additional service at the port.

Measuring Accuracy

for weighing containers on gantry cranes, Hirschmann MCS offers a complete system with TÜV-certified components. The centrepiece of the weighing application is a controller, used as a weighing device certified by OIML (International Organization for Legal Metrology). When integrating the weighing system, Hirschmann MCS pursues a modular approach because every crane type differs according to the year of construction, model and degree of automation. For the integration of the sensors, they use of a wide range of the fSENS force sensors certified by TÜV. Measuring takes place at the headblock or spreader by means of different sensors, such as fSENS MA load pins, fSENS KMD load cells and fSENS RDKA compression load cells.

Depending on customer requirements, force measurement can be implemented at the guide pulley as connecting element between head block and spreader or at the twistlock. The measuring accuracy of fSENS force sensors is about +/-1%.

during loading is faster because the logistic process is not interrupted. The weighing system of Hirschmann MCS offers the port operator an easy option to retrofit existing crane systems. i.

Easy Access

The software integration of the weighing system is also modularly expandable. Communication runs via ethernet, can bus or Profibus directly or the crane control to the Tos (Terminal Operating System). The controller is located either in a switch cabinet on the spreader or near the crane control. an optional display can be installed in the crane cabin. Static or dynamic weighing is possible. The advantage of static weighing is the measuring accuracy whereas dynamic weighing

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Cuxport reClaims terminal area

New Multipurpose Berth For years, the Cuxport terminal has been operating at CapaCity limit. Now, the sigNiNg of a coNcessioN coNtract has issued the goahead for the coNstructioN of the loNg-awaited berth 4 (lP4). after a construction period expected to last 21 months and with an investment sum of eur 36 million provided by the state of lower saxony, cuxport will gain a new area measuring 85,000m2 and a 240m long pier for ships of up to 14.50m draught.


iedersachsen Ports will reclaim the terminal area from the bank of the river elbe and create the needed infrastructure via lateral bank reinforcements and the quay wall. subsequently, the terminal operator cuxport will execute the paving of the area, drainage, lighting and also install the needed technical equipment, for which the company plans to invest around eur 10 million. currently, a tender by Niedersachsen Ports is still in progress to assign the construction contract. after the award of the respective contract, construction is scheduled to begin the end of april 2016.

We enable further growth for our customers and thus strengthen Cuxport’s position as an important hub for maritime supply chains and the offshore wind industry.

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Framework Conditions

“with the construction of the new dolphin berth and a ferry pier last year, we have proven that, especially in cuxport, we are able to create port infrastructure reliably and in a short amount of time. the framework conditions are right, everything is prepared and we look forward to start the construction,” said holger banik, managing director of Niedersachsen Ports gmbh & co. Kg as well as JadeweserPort realisierungs gmbh & co. Kg.

cuxport, which already successfully operates a multifunctional transhipment terminal at berths 1-3, will use the added area to expand their business at the location. “with this urgently needed expansion, we enable further growth for our customers and thus strengthen cuxport’s position as an important hub for maritime supply chains and the offshore wind industry,” confirms hans-Peter Zint, managing director of cuxport gmbh.

Multi-purpose Strategy

“the successful development of cuxport relies on our multi-purpose strategy. with our versatile and qualified staff, we handle a wide variety of cargo including break bulk, new vehicles and other rolling cargo, containers, project cargo and components for wind farms. this principle of flexible usage will also be transferred to the new berth 4,” explains mr Zint. the service concession for berth 4 had already been tendered europe-wide back in may 2015. cuxport had won the tender with its convincing concept for the usage of the new berth. because the investment for the

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construction of new berth was subsidised by the state, Niedersachsen notified this state subsidy at the European Commission according to European legal requirements. The Commission’s decision regarding the successful notification of the measure was received by the state of Lower Saxony in February, which meant that the last hurdle for the signing of the respective contracts between Niedersachsen Ports and Cuxport had fallen. “The EU notification is necessary for the creation of port infrastructure. Overall the process took one year. But it was worth it, since it gave us some important and useful information for our further port construction projects,” says Daniela Behrens, State Secretary at the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment and Transport. i.

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Middle East on Track ME TRANSLOG, MiddLE EAST TRANSpORT ANd LOGiSTicS ExhibiTiON, iS OMAN’S only dedicated and comprehensive exhibition  for the transport and logistics industry. The  trade show is taking place from 5 - 7 September  2016, at the Oman International Exhibition  Centre, Sultanate of Oman. 

Logistics Hub

The Sultanate’s strategic geographical location and the current  level of development of the ports of Oman on an international  level are just a few reasons for the location of the exhibition.  There is continued investment in roads and transportation  infrastructure in Oman, as well as development of airports and  Oman will be linked to the GCC countries by an upcoming railway,  There is no point denying the Sultanate is poised to become an  important world logistics hub.

Co-located with the second Oman Fire, Safety  & Security Expo – OFSEC 2016 (, ME TRANSLOG will be a  mega event where companies will showcase latest technologies and innovative products,  to meet the requirements for more efficient  and even faster transport and logistics  services. To exhibit or visit at ME TransLog Expo, please email: i.

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With the ARA (Amsterdam – Rotterdam  – Antwerp) region as their backyard, they  work for all types of maritime companies  and are not limited to this particular region.  For specialised assignment they regularly fly  all over the world to provide customised  solutions. From routine in-plant cleaning  and maintenance to emergency HAZMAT  release or oil spill response, their breadth of  expertise, equipment and labour resources  means they can confidently handle any task.  Recently, Shut Down Control serviced a  contaminated vessel that had a bacteria  problem in the tanks. The tanks had to be  emptied and cleaned before the new diesel  fill. Shut Down Control rented mobile  storage, transferred the contaminated fuel  into the storage and cleaned the tanks. The  work had to be carried out by certified  employees using a closed life support unit.

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oil and even water. Whether its changing  product, inspecting tank integrity, making  modifications and repairs, removing solid  and sludge, removing contamination or  demolishing a tank, they work with trained  personnel and state-of-the-art equipment  that meet regulatory requirements. Attuned to the needs of the maritime  industry, they also provide thorough cargo  hold cleaning with the utmost of efficiency  in relation to time and cost. For example:  Chemical Cleaning, Hydro Blasting, Manual  Scraping and Washing and Pumping. Gastight tanking, hull cleaning and container  handling are other main points of focus for  Shut Down Control. In some cases gastight  suits and working under independent life air  is required due to the nature of the  products being handled, such as toxic and  aggressive chemicals. This is why they use  their own life support & control units and  gastight suits. For the safety of their 


Transport and handling of hazardous substances brings risks with it – often serious but not always immediately visible or noticeable.

For specialised assignment they regularly fly all over the world to provide customised solutions.

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Shut Down Control has extensive worldwide experience in handling liquid bulk cargo.

The safety of employees is a first priority.

Pump Services

Transport and handling of hazardous  substances brings risks with it – often  serious but not always immediately visible  or noticeable. Employers and employees  should be well aware of the dangers of the  substances with which they work. Shut  Down Control has extensive worldwide  experience in handling liquid bulk cargo.  With trained personnel and specialised  equipment this ensures that they can safely  tranship all types of cargo. With portable  pumps, power packs, hoses and other  equipment, cargo ranging from petroleum  products (like fuel oil bunkers), edible oils  and hazardous & toxic liquids scan be  shipped. 


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employees, they take no risks and therefore  there is always spare crew onsite to help  whenever working in high-risk situations.   Every operation is controlled according to  their own regulations and from the  Foundation Industrial Cleaning. 

removal of oil spill incidents, Shut Down  Control continuously improves their  approach. This along with tremendous  adaptability provides a fast, safe and proper  level of response to high-pressure  emergency situations. They are asked to  handle everything from small gas/oil spills  to very large heavy fuel oil incidents that  can involve a hundred of response  personnel.Their oil spill response capabilities  are tested and demonstrated daily by their  highly trained and experienced personnel.  The safety of employees is a first priority,  personnel is after all the most precious  possession. This is why Shut down Control  work by the motto: ‘We either do it safe or  we don’t do it it all’. Before each task they  assess the potential risks and the  operatieonal department is fully supported  by a team of SHEQ experts for the  preparation of a plan or SHE. i.

Quality & Safety Standards

With a depth of knowledge and experience  in response, protection, collection and 

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CElEbraTinG 40 yEars Of ExCEllEnCE

TOC Europe TOC EurOpE makEs iT way baCk TO GErmany TO mark iTs 40Th yEar and offers a large trade exhibition, three-track knowledge programme, nETwOrkinG EvEnTs and a pOrT TOur1. from 14 - 16 June 2016 in hamburg, the exhibition is the forum for ports and terminal operators to meet with their equipment suppliers and partners. Viewed as the agm for port & terminal professionals, the majority of the event is free to attend.

1 port tour: hhla will be hosting a port tour of the hhla container terminal altenwerder on 13 June. separate registration is required for this tour, and conditions apply. networking: toc europe is famed for its networking and contact building; exhibition visitors enjoy hospitality on exhibitor stands as well as attend a networking ‘happy hour’ on 15 June. conference delegates have additional networking opportunities including an official networking reception on the evening of day one.

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oc europe places the port at the centre of the supply chain in line with its 40year history and heritage. Visitors to the exhibition can meet nearly 170 suppliers – of whom almost 10% are exhibiting for the first time. exhibitors use the event to showcase and launch new products and innovations in this ever changing marketplace. it brings together technical and management level providers who support the ports and terminals in design, planning, development and operations of new and existing terminals both in the container and dry bulk sectors. “the exhibition is the largest we have seen to date with over 165 customers already having secured their position,” said paul

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holloway, event director toc events worldwide. “many people are already registering to attend. we are therefore confident of delivering to the high standards the market has grown to expect from us,” he adds.

Tech TOC – Container Terminal Operations Seminars Seminar Theme: Technology Driven Transformation the programme starts with a session on the new imo solas rules on container weight verification, entering into force worldwide on 1 July 2016. what does the new regime mean for terminal operators and how has the industry geared up? two further sessions will tackle the big topic of ‘operational excellence 4.0’ continuing the dialogue on the new benchmarks for terminal performance in the big ship era – and what it will take to get there. the second day of this year’s tech toc focuses solely on robotics and automation as a key trend, including advanced control and optimisation technologies for terminal design and operations. there will be four separate sessions during the robotics and automation day. the third day of toc europe 2016 is dedicated to people. what does the port and terminal workforce of the future look like? where and how will the industry attract the future talent that it needs? tech toc speakers already confirmed include: apm terminals, dp world institute, ichca, fenex and moffatt & nichol.

Bulk Ports & Technology Seminars Bulk Seminar Theme: Addressing the Supply & Demand Imbalance the bulk seminars open with an industry briefing which will include trends and

analysis. in the following panel discussion, speakers from across the spectrum review operational and technological practices that can afford competitive advantage in ports and terminals. the second day opens with an examination of shipper and vessel owner expectations of their terminal partners and how the latter can meet the former’s demands. a further session looks at improving safety & mitigating risks in dry bulk handling and transportation. in the final discussion, environment and safety experts will be on hand to discuss the latest practices for creating safe and environmentally stable bulk operations. confirmed speakers at the bulk seminars include the third largest mining company in the world Vale as well as bimco, dbtg and ausenco.

Container Supply Chain Conference Conference Theme: Assets, Freight & Technology there is a separate, paid for conference which includes as its speakers major cargo owners and shipping lines for example black

& decker, kuehne + nagel, ups, hamburg süd, niledutch, port of hamburg and british american tobacco. the first day of the conference features shippers and other supply chain stakeholders join with analysts to deliver the latest intelligence on key trends. the second day sees container supply chain leaders come together with tech giants to turn the spotlight on the technology and innovation set to transform supply chains, including of course the internet of things. separate registration is required and fees apply. i.

Bulk Featured Session A Challenging Time for Bulk: Outlook, Trends & Analysis • global market forces • trade flows • shipping networks • demand drivers • operational challenges session also features: bimco

Tech TOC Featured Session Robotics & Automation: State of the Industry • productivity levels at robotic terminals • centralised vs. decentralised approaches to terminal automation • the outlook for automation at brownfield terminals • the future relationship between automation suppliers & crane oem session also features: abb & innotech “we are pleased to announce a new one-day robotics & automation programme at tech toc this year. this free to attend seminar boasts a stellar line up of both leading terminal operators and oem automation experts. as ever, automation will play a major part in the editorial we are offering our attendees, something toc has covered for many years. this time we are allocating more time for the debate as it is always one of the more popular discussion topics at toc,” said paul holloway, event director, toc events worldwide.

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The mosT imporTanT porT consTrucTion projecT ThaT The Two-ciTy sTaTe of Bremen will implemenT This decade is making good progress. represenTaTives of Blg logisTics and the port management company Bremenports have now signed the operating contract for the 25-hectare offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (oTB). “we are pleased to have found a partner in Blg for the long-term operation of the new loading zone,” stated ekkehart siering, Bremen’s state councillor for ports.

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Eurogate Gains Offshore Project Bremerhaven will also be the base port for the installation of wind turbines at the nordergrĹąnde offshore wind farm being developed by wpd ag. senvion is supplying eight type 6.2m126 offshore wind turbines that are to be installed close to the shore in the estuary of the river weser, east of the island of wangerooge. The turbines will be transported out to the north sea from Bremerhaven. from april 2016, senvion leases handling and quay areas at the southern tip of the Bremerhaven container terminal for offshore transhipment. The berth at cTi was upgraded by Bremenports for transhipment of heavy-duty components in 2011.

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he facility for the pre-assembly and transhipment of offshore wind turbines will be available by 2019,” said mr siering. “The oTB guarantees short distances between industrial production and shipment. This will significantly strengthen Bremerhaven’s reputation as a location for offshore business. it will simultaneously make a major contribution to the successful implementation of the national changeover to green power by reducing the high logistics costs involved in the generation of energy from offshore wind farms.”

Windy Future

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“we believe that the oTB offers excellent transhipment facilities for the entire offshore wind industry,” comments frank dreeke, chairman of the Blg Board. “we are not only thinking of new wind farms, but of the growing number of existing wind farms that will require maintenance in future, as well as the regular need for repairs. Blg is one of the leading european providers of logistics services for offshore wind turbines. we are delighted that we can put the experience we have acquired in this

business to good use for the oTB and the federal land of Bremen.”

Logistic Solutions

Bremenports was commissioned with the planning and implementation of the new terminal by the senate department. “our aim was to have the new terminal operated by an experienced logistics company,” said robert howe, managing director of Bremenports. “as a long-serving player in the offshore wind energy and heavy lift logistics market, Blg undeniably has the necessary experience.” a europe-wide tender procedure was conducted to find an operator for the oTB. The contract signed with the federal land of Bremen and Blg will operate the oTB for 30 years at its own expense and risk. in return, the logistics company will pay a user fee to Bremen. The planned operating concept for the terminal draws on Blg’s experience as a provider of logistics services for the offshore wind industry. since 2012, Blg has offered an interim solution for the storage and transhipment of wind turbines on a section

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of Bremerhaven’s auto Terminal known as the aBc peninsula The company was also involved in the erection of offshore wind farms such as global Tech 1 and Borkum west. over the course of such work, it developed and successfully implemented innovative logistics solutions for the industry.

Largest Infrastructure Projects of the Decade

work on the oTB started at the end of 2015 with the installation of geotextile bags at the foot of the dyke. “work is proceeding according to schedule,” said mr howe. munitions detection and clearance were completed at the end of april. mr howe is convinced that “we shall be able to hand over the new wind energy terminal to Blg at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019.” with costs reaching a total of eur 180 million, the terminal is one of the largest infrastructure projects of the decade for the federal land of Bremen. once in operation, two to three jack-up vessels will be able to operate at the approx. 500m long quay.

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Commercial Areas

next to the offshore Terminal Bremerhaven, an industrial estate for producers and suppliers engaged in offshore wind energy has already been developed in the luneort commercial area. a further 270 hectares of production and assembly space for companies seeking to expand or set up a base are available in the luneplate industrial estate right next to manufacturers such as adwen, senvion and powerBlades. an area located directly adjacent to deep water for seagoing vessels offers everything the wind energy industry needs: production and assembly space for foundation, tower, nacelle and blade manufacturing as well as for storage and final assembly; transport areas with load-bearing capacity and dimensions large enough to handle offshore components with heavy-duty forklift trucks; a heavy-load handling facility and an excellent transport infrastructure.

European Climate Protection in addition to the importance of the oTB for Bremerhaven’s economy and on-going efforts to develop the southern part of fischereihafen into a leading hub for the european offshore business, the oTB will also play a key role in Bremen’s strategy for achieving the european climate protection targets, which were recently corroborated by the international community at the world climate summit in paris.


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euroPeAn rAiL DeVeLoPMent

Crossing Borders euroPeAn rAiL trAnSPort iS fASt, efficient, reLiABLe AnD SuStAinABLe. tHe trAnSit tiMeS Between MAJor noRTh-wESTERn EURoPEAn PoRTS ARE ShoRT And MAny EURoPEAn dESTInATIonS CAn BE REAChEd By TRAIn wIThIn a day. Because of the short travel times, rail transport is ideal for transporting cargo rapidly across long distances and it offers a good solution for transporting large volumes efficiently and quickly. To guarantee and improve this type of transport, service providers heavily invest in the rail offerings. Recently the Port of Rotterdam, Zeeland Seaports and the Port of Antwerp published some exciting rail news.


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The Theemsweg Route.

Port Section of Betuwe route

Port of Rotterdam MoRE ThAn 250 wEEkly InTERModAl RAIl CARgo SERvICES START And End AT ThE PoRT of RoTTERdAM. onE of ThE lInES foR RAIl CARgo TRAnSPoRT iS the Betuwe Route – the 160-km railway that connects the Maasvlakte and the port of Rotterdam directly to the german railway network. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is going to redirect approximately 4km of the port section of the Betuwe Route.


s a result, the railway line will no longer run over the Caland Bridge, so that shipping and rail traffic will cease to get in each other’s way from 2020 onwards. It will also bring an end to the noise nuisance caused by the rail track near the village of Rozenburg. Construction of the new route will cost around EUR 275 million. The Port Authority will construct the new route and then hand the railway line over to ProRail.

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Splitting Traffic Flows

The Caland Bridge near Rozenburg is a steel vertical lift bridge that will reach the end of its technical lifespan in 2020. The bridge is an important traffic hub, used by rail and road traffic. By redirecting the railway line over the Rozenburgse Sluis and via Theemsweg, the increasing rail traffic to and from Europoort and the Maasvlakte will no longer be obstructed by shipping.

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This will considerably improve the flow of traffic.

Theemsweg Route

Ronald Paul, COO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, about the investment in the Theemsweg Route: “The connections to the hinterland are essential for the port’s competitive position. That’s why we want to see a solution to the capacity problem. But because the Government doesn’t have sufficient funds to do this in the coming years, we suggested to the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment that we, as Port Authority, would pay a large portion of the costs for the Theemsweg Route and execute the project ourselves. Upon completion, we will hand the new stretch of track over to ProRail. The ministry responded positively to our proposal. We will produce the final design for the railway line in collaboration with ProRail. The new route will be approximately 4km long and run over a raised railway viaduct. The track will have two arched bridges and link up again with the existing track where it meets the A15.”

No Equal Playing Field

It is very unusual in Europe for a port authority to invest as heavily in public infrastructure as is currently the case in Rotterdam. In Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven, Antwerp and Zeebrugge, the authorities not only pay for the public infrastructure such as railways, but also contribute towards investments in the development of ports, or the government settles the losses suffered by the port authorities. This was revealed by the study ‘Level playing field’ (2014), conducted by RHV-Erasmus University and Ecorys, by order of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. As a result, clients of these ports do not pay a realistic price, there is no equal playing field and the Dutch ports lose out on cargo, work and revenue. The researchers calculated that Rotterdam lost out on about one million TEU containers a year, as just one example, due to this unfair competition. As the Port of Rotterdam Authority makes a substantial contribution to public infrastructure, the situation here is the precise opposite of that in many other European ports.

In addition, the regular Rotterdam – Dourges rail shuttle was recently inaugurated. The service operates five times a week and carries a very diverse mix of cargo: continental and, most definitely, maritime. The new shuttle service is a cooperative venture between the Rotterdam company, Shuttlewise, and the French company Novatrans. Through the connection to the terminals in the Port of Rotterdam, France will gain access to short sea and deep sea destinations. Another new connection between the Netherlands and France is the inland shipping container connection between Rotterdam and Lille/Dourges, with several sailings per week.


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Port of Antwerp ANTWERP IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST EUROPEAN RAIL PORTS; OVER 24 MILLION TONNES OF CARGO ARE TRANSPORTED By RAIL EVERy yEAR. THE PORT OF ANTWERP AIMS TO FURTHER INCREASE THE SHARE OF FREIGHT TRANSPORT By rail. This is why different services and initiatives have been developed to guarantee customers are able to transport their goods efficiently and reliably. In April this year, intermodal rail operator IFB launched a new rail shuttle service linking the port areas on either side of the river Scheldt.


he new service is named LORO (the Dutch acronym for Left Bank/Right Bank) and operates every weekday, running between the IFB terminal on the Zomerweg road and quays 1700 and 1742 in the Deurganck dock twice per day via the Liefkenshoek rail tunnel underneath the river. From the Zomerweg terminal the service connects seamlessly with intermodal hinterland links.

Sustainable Rail Alternative

The anticipated concentration and growth in container volumes in the Deurganck dock area offers numerous opportunities for the port of Antwerp. If the port is to take maximum advantage of the unique benefits afforded by ‘a full Deurganck dock’ then it must offer the best possible access for all transport modes. The introduction of an intra-port rail shuttle is particularly important in this context, as it provides an efficient and sustainable way of carrying containers from one side of the port to the other. The port of Antwerp also aims to play a further role as an efficient link in the future global supply chain. This means that hinterland transport flows have to be organised in a sustainable way. The new IFB service fits in perfectly with this concept, as it is designed to offer a full alternative to road transport: there is no longer any toll on the Liefkenshoek tunnel, and there are no ADR charges to be paid for dangerous goods. Furthermore higher tonnage can be carried within the port area, and only one

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pin code is needed for checking in or picking up consignments. The Zomerweg terminal operates 24/7, and users can have their own dedicated lane. “With the LORO service IFB offers the Antwerp port community a reliable rail alternative with high frequency for container transport between the port area on the Right bank and the Deurganck dock on the Left,” says Tom Paeshuys, General Manager for maritime freight at IFB. The new rail shuttle is one of the initiatives for further improving tri-modal access on the Left Bank of the Scheldt. i.

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Zeeland Seaports RAIL TRANSPORT AT ZEELAND SEAPORTS’ COMBINED PORTS IS INCREASING WITH MORE THAN 2.2 MILLION TONNES OF CARGO TRAVELLING ANNUALLy FROM THE TWO ADjACENT PORTS OF VLISSINGEN AND TERNEUZEN AND TRAIN traffic of 3,500 to 1,600 individual trains respectively. Both the ports of Terneuzen and Vlissingen from Zeeland Seaports are linked to the European rail network, with a steady flow of rail freight to and from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Recently a new rail freight bundling network from Zeeland to Germany was established.


innish stainless steel company Outokumpu, located in the port of Terneuzen, is part of a cross-border rail cooperation for their transports to the Ruhr region in Germany. Twice a week, cargo from their terminal in Westdorpe is combined with wagons originating from the multimodal terminal of DFDS in the port of Ghent. The train then departs for the German Ruhr region. This service not only emphasises the synergy between the two ports but is also a clear response to customer demands of increased competiveness of cross-border rail transport.

Connecting Cargo

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Terneuzen Canal. Located only 20km apart, logistics bundling is an obvious and effective solution. However, at present railway infrastructure between the two terminals has limitations. Addressing this topic and the lack of a streamlined rail connection between the two port areas (GhentTerneuzen) will be an incentive for future rail cooperation and cargo bundling. “More than one million tonnes of steel is processed and distributed through our Terneuzen location,” states Frank de Meijer, Vice President of Operations at Outokumpu. “As a transport mode we rely 30% on rail which is the most efficient and environmentally friendly solution for us.”

Infrastructure Developments

In recent years there has been considerable investment in the infrastructure of Zeeland

including the Sluiskil tunnel and widening of the Sloeweg (N62). With a proactive approach to infrastructure developments, rail transport is high on the agenda. “There are still bottlenecks that need to be addressed,” confirms Mr De Meijer. “Not only for existing companies, but future businesses also need to see rail transport improvements realised.” Mr De Meijer adds, “Together with Zeeland Seaports and PORTIZ (Port & Industry Zeeland) we are lobbying in the Hague for investments in rail infrastructure in Zeeland.” In addition, funding for the new ScheldtSeine connection has now been settled. The project will commence in 2018 and will be finished in 2021. i.

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Port of GothenburG exPands

New Freight Terminal the Port of GothenburG, the LarGest Port in sCandinavia, is set to exPand With the ConstruCtion of a new terminal at the outer port area. It is the largest expansion project at the port since the 1970s. The terminal will be built using dredging with completion shortly after 2020.

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he Land and environment Court has granted the Port of Gothenburg consent to build a new freight terminal next to the existing terminals. “We are extremely pleased to receive this decision, which will strengthen Gothenburg as the logistics capital of the Nordic region. the terminal is an important part of our future expansion and will present us with an opportunity to handle the increase in demand for sea transport via the Port of Gothenburg,” said Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive.

European Traffic

the maximum draught for vessels calling at the terminal will be 11 metres. This means that traffic will probably take the form of intra-european freight transport, either as a final destination or to the major transhipment hubs in northern Germany, the netherlands and belgium for onward movement to various parts of the world. “We have already noted an increase in demand from the market. There is also a

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the Port of Gothenburg is the only port in sweden with the capacity to receive the world’s largest container vessels and has the broadest range of shipping routes within and outside Europe. The 25 rail shuttles that depart each day mean that companies throughout sweden and norway have a direct, environmentally smart link to the largest port in the Nordic region. the Port of Gothenburg has terminals for oil, cars, ro-ro, containers and passengers.

Fact file: New Terminal the new terminal will be built at the hisingen side of the river, at the estuary of the Göta Älv, between the Älvsborg harbour and the arendal Harbour. The construction will commence in 2017 and is estimated to be completed at some point after 2020. The terminal will be built using dredging spoils that will be deposited in an embanked area in the bay at Arendal.

political ambition in Europe to switch more and more transport from land to sea in order to alleviate pressure on the roads and mitigate environmental impact,” said Mr Kårestedt.

Considerable Interest

It has still not been decided what type of goods the new terminal will handle – containers, rolling goods such as trailers and cars, passenger traffic or a combination of several types of freight. “The permit will allow us to adapt the design of the terminal to what the market will be like in the future.” the terminal will be run by an external operator in precisely the same way as the current freight terminals at the Port of Gothenburg. “Exactly who it will be has not yet been decided although we already know that there is considerable interest in operating a terminal at the largest port in the Nordic region,” Mr Kårestedt said. The area will be 220,000 m2, equivalent to 30 football pitches. The cost of the

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investment is expected to be in the region of one billion kronor.

Sustainable Thinking

the new terminal will be built using dredging spoils from maintenance dredging that is taking place throughout the port area1. The spoils will be deposited in an embanked area in the bay at Arendal and will be made solid by being mixed with cement. “By using dredging spoils in the construction, we can reuse material that would otherwise be simply sent to landfill,” explained Mr Kårestedt. once the new port area has been constructed any impact on the underwater environment will be compensated for. “As is always the case when we expand, we compensate for our encroachment on nature and we will therefore replant eelgrass that at least matches the eelgrass 1

the Gothenburg Port authority is responsible for regularly dredging clay and mud from the seabed in the port area in order to maintain the depth stated on the nautical charts.

Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive.

that disappears from the bay at arendal,” he explained. i.

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Panama Canal Update THE PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY (ACP) ANNOUNCED THAT THE PANAMA CANAL EXPANSION WILL BE OFFICIALLY INAUGURATED ON 26 JUNE 2016. THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE DURING THE INAUGURATION ceremony of the Canal’s state-of-the-art Scale Model Manoeuvring Training Facility, which will provide additional hands-on experience to pilots and tugboat captains to operate in the Expanded Panama Canal. The 35.3-acre training facility features two lakes connected by a channel modelled after the Canal’s Culebra Cut. The new facility features docking bays, replicas of the new and existing locks, gates, and chambers, all at a 1:25 scale. Further on, the facility is equipped with a number of meticulously created scale model vessels: Panama Canal tugboats, as well as ships built in France at Port Revel, bulk carriers modelled after the Nord Delphinus, and a container ship modelled after the Maersk Edinburgh. In addition, a model of a liquid natural gas (LNG) ship will be delivered by September 2016. The facility features wave and wind generators to provide a realistic, hands-on training experience for canal pilots and tugboat captains to prepare them for the opening of the expanded waterway. It complements the training already provided at the Center of Simulation, Research and Maritime Development (SIDMAR)


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through immersive, 360-degree training simulations and courses. Final testing of the Expansion Program will be conducted leading up to the official inauguration of the Expanded Canal. The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks. The existing locks allow the passage of vessels that can carry up to 5,000 TEUs. After the expansion the Post-Panamax vessels will be able to transit through the Canal, with up to 13,000/14,000 TEUs capacity. The Expansion will double the Canal’s capacity, having a direct impact on economies of scale and international maritime trade. i.

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PD Ports has made two key appointments in Michael Parker (left) and Alfred van Wyk to help realise future growth plans at Teesport. Mr Parker has been appointed as Business Development Manager to develop supply chain solutions, adding value for customers importing and exporting dry bulk cargo. Mr Van Wyk has joined PD Ports as General Manager Business Development bringing with him over 20 years of industry knowledge including full UK intermodal experience.

Gulftainer has announce Flemming Dalgaard as its new Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO Peter Richards will now serve on Gulftainer’s Executive Board and lead the company’s US expansion. In Mr Dalgaard’s new role as CEO, he is mandated to oversee the strategic growth of the company, which currently operates and manages ports and logistics businesses in the UAE and internationally across Iraq, Brazil, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the USA.

The Port of Gothenburg has appointed a new Harbour Master Åsa Kärnebro. Ms Kärnebro has been deputy Harbour Master at the Port of Gothenburg since 2010. In her new position she has identified a number of ways to further strengthen the port’s competitiveness. Ms Kärnebro has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good order at the port; that vessels arrive and leave efficiently, safely and in a way that is not environmentally detrimental.

Koichi Fujiwara has been appointed as Chairman and President as well as a Representative Director of ClassNK. Previous Executive Vice Presidents Yasushi Nakamura and Tetsuya Kinoshita will continue their present roles on the team, joined by Junichiro Iida as Managing Director. Mr Fujiwara holds a Master of Naval Architecture from the University of Tokyo, and served in Japan’s Ministry of Transportation.






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Zeeland Seaports appointed Jan Lagasse as the new CEO effective from May 2016. He previously served as Interim Director since April 2014. The port authority recently drafted an ambitious new strategic master plan entitled ‘Winning Combinations’. Collaboration is a key word within this plan, as it is through collaborative measures that the port will further strengthen its position and the economy in the region.

Danny Levenswaard is the new manager of the Breakbulk department of the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Mr Levenswaard has been employed by the Port Authority since 1992 and can draw on a great deal of relevant experience. He was Business Development Manager for both Shipping and Industry & Bulk and also held the position of Senior Business Manager Shipping (Bulk & Shipping).

Mikko Puolakka has been appointed as Cargotec’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective 1 May 2016. He will be a member of the Executive Board and report to CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Mr Puolakka has previously held the positions of CFO at Outotec Oyj and CFO at Elcoteq SE, as well as several financial management positions in Elcoteq and in the Huhtamaki Group.

Ditlev Ingemann Blicher is appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific for DB Schenker as of 9 May 2016. Mr Blicher will be based at the Regional Head Office in Singapore. He joins DB Schenker from UTi Worldwide, where he was most recently President of Asia Pacific & Europe; Co-President Global Freight Forwarding and Executive Board Member. Mr Blicher takes over from Jochen Thewes, who is now the Global CEO.





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Lázaro Cárdenas Terminal 2 Phase I of the USD 900 million semiautomated deep-water terminal at the Lázaro Cárdenas container port is opening soon. The 750m of quay and 1.2 million TEU annual throughput capacity added to Mexico’s port infrastructure, will have an immediate impact on Mexico’s local and international trade growth. At full buildout, TEC2 will double the quayside to 1,485m, increase the number of STS cranes from seven to fifteen. i.

Konecranes Lift Trucks re-launched their remote fleet monitoring system, Truconnect, with upgrades that deliver new monitoring services. With the upgrades, Konecranes has made it possible to monitor the AdBlue levels, optimise the machine’s eco-efficiency, driver’s performance and to see directions of the abnormal shocks. The upgrade also enables personalised alerts that can be sent directly to operators, and features optimised graphics. This means that customers can now visualise, and track the entire fleet on a bespoke map of their facility. All this is available as summarised PDF or Excel reports for factbased decision making. i.

Calculating CO2 Emissions

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Contargo offers companies an effective instrument to reduce their carbon footprint. The free tariff calculator IMTIS predicts the CO2 emissions of a container transport using various transport modes. The system takes into account not only the CO2 emissions of the transport itself, but also energy expenditure in the course of fuel production and distribution, and the energy consumption of handling at the terminal and administration. How great the differences are between the individual transport modes is clearly shown in the infographic. i.

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Mammoet used 5t capacity automatic hooks from Elebia to keep riggers at a safe distance and speed-up discharge of 1,000 industrial-sized ‘big bags’ from a Panamax ship at a port in Westdorpe, the Netherlands. The hooks operate from 1m chains that hang beneath a 20-foot-long, 50t multi purpose spreader, manufactured by Tec Container from Madrid. To utilise the potential of the Elebia hooks, they attached the rig to a container spreader lifted by a Liebherr LHM 500 harbour crane. i.

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Phoenix Lighting introduced the Snaplight ReadiLED Series. This linear LED offers a new level of simplicity and safety for terminal operators with low maintenance and no lamp replacement or disposal. These fixtures are a great fit for many port applications including mobile harbour crane engine rooms, electrical and machine houses, maintenance shops and reefer racks. The ReadiLED fixtures feature a high impact, polycarbonate lens and glass-reinforced, UV-stabilised housing, offering superior resistance to corrosion and high vibration. These can easily be retrofitted to or replace existing linear fluorescent fixtures. i.

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OUTFITTERS PAGES Drying Systems for Survival Suits Customs in the Port of Rotterdam joined forces with Pronomar for Top Trock drying systems. The recently placed mobile drying system is very easy to transport between ship and shore. It will mainly be used for drying survival and diving suits, but will also be of importance for working and protection clothes of people who work outside the offices. Last year, Pronomar delivered drying systems to the Dutch customs authorities in Leeuwarden and the Eemshaven for Friscsuits and boots. i.

Dynamic Mooring System ShoreTension, the system for safer mooring, was successful in mooring the cargo ship Modern Express that came adrift in the Bay of Biscay. SMIT Salvage towed the vessel to the Spanish harbour of Bilbao, where it was heeling heavily – all mooring lines had to have the same, constant tension, to keep the vessel safely alongside the berth. In total, six ShoreTensions held the Modern eExpress in position, using the mooring lines made with Dyneema. These mooring lines meet the demands given the properties of the fibre used. The ShoreTensions unhindered the salvage activities and significantly reduced any risks during the operation. As there were not enough strong points or bollards on the quay, the team of ShoreTension provided special bollards that were installed on the quay in Bilbao. All equipment had been made in Rotterdam and transported overnight to Bilbao. i.

Mobile Harbour Crane with New Variant Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has a new variant of its successful dieselelectric Terex Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane, to meet increasing demand from terminal operators for cargo-handling machines for loading and unloading vessels with a loading capacity of more than 8,800 standard containers. The new G HMK 8412 has a higher tower with a correspondingly higher boom pivot point and a tower cab featuring a crane operator eye level of 43m. The maximum outreach of the crane is 61m. The crane has a particularly powerful lifting capacity curve, offering terminal operators 24% greater outreach capacity, which means a lifting capacity of 50t even at maximum radius. The crane, with a lifting capacity of 41t under spreader, is also capable of serving three adjacent container bays without having to be travelled alongside the vessel. i.

New Transhipment Terminal APM Terminals has been named as the operator of a new container transhipment terminal at the Tangier Med 2 port complex. The new terminal will have annual capacity of five million TEUs. Total investment in the new terminal is expected to be EUR 758 million. Maersk Line will be an important customer of the new terminal. MedPort Tangier will have up to 2,000m of quay length and will feature the technology pioneered at the APM Terminals Maasvlakte II Rotterdam terminal, which opened in 2015. The new terminal is scheduled to open in 2019, under the terms of a 30-year concession agreement with the Tangier Med Special Agency (TMSA), which has responsibility for the development and management of the Tangier Med port complex. The quay wall construction and site reclamation for the first 1,200 metres has been completed by the Tangier Med Port Authority, which is part of TMSA. i.

New Fire-Extinguishing Pontoon The Port of Amsterdam and the AmsterdamAmstelland Fire Brigade took the new fireextinguishing pontoon ‘Cerberus’ into operation. The Harbour Master’s Division of the Port of Amsterdam can now deliver additional waterborne fire extinguishing capacity in the event of a long-lasting fire. The floating pontoon features a large pump unit to which seven hoses can be attached, and can deliver a total extinguishing capacity of 38,000 litres per minute. i.

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contact: Jacco Vermunt Distributor, 24/7 service & spare parts agent of marine equipment. In our programme there are stainless steel marine pipes and drains, filtration, anti-fouling & cathodic protection, reverse osmosis desalinators (water makers), wastewater treatment, vacuum sanitary systems for yachts, deck equipment (doors & hatches) and watertight sliding door systems. Our Ship Repair department is specialised in the overhaul of all types of main and auxiliary engines, including attachments i.e. governors, turbochargers, fuel equipment and the sales of spare parts and engines. We are capable of crankshaft grinding. Our service is 24/7 worldwide!

PTr hoLLAnd B.v. Dintelweg 107 3198 LB Rotterdam The Netherlands T +31 (0)10 714 4945 f +31 (0)181 262 813 e I contact: Joris J. Stuip From the early days PTR’s core business has been the manufacture of a full range of rope ladders using wooden, metal-alloy and synthetic steps. Jacobs or Monkey ladders are produced, but the main production is the manufacture of PTR Pilot Ladders to the all-important MED certification. PTR, under the supervision of Bureau Veritas, was one of the first manufacturers to be awarded MED approval for pilot ladders and lifeboat/ embarkation Ladders. Daily, MED approved ladders are shipped locally and by sea and air to users around the world, for other items please visit us at

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Cleaning Services Maritime Salvage and other services where specialised experience is needed. The company is based in the Netherlands but operates world-wide for specialised assignments. Our experience for excellence is founded upon one of our core principles which is to ensure the highest standards of integrity, safety and expertise are offered to our clients on a personal and professional basis. • •

of all sizes and diameters in both our Rotterdam and China ports gives you the certainty that we can deliver the required materials very quickly and to any port in the world! All our materials are approved by any of the well-known class societies such as LRS, BV, RINA, DNV/GL, ABS and RMRS. Do you have problems with finding the right anchors? Could you use a hand while fitting anchors and chain cables aboard your vessel? We are more than

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Outside the box Despite challenges that have emerged due to the economic downturn over the last few years, there are plenty of new developments when it comes to the port industry. Perhaps times like these bring out the true masterminds. It takes companies to think outside the box to inspire and motivate. Viewing the situation from a new perspective encourages creativity, innovation and imaginative thinking.

of new, future-oriented and innovative solutions on the other. All these kinds of programmes make me excited for the years to come, to see what the innovative future brings. With the trade show season about the begin, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to seeing new approaches and solutions.

The September issue of Port Industry is our Logistic Luckily there are a lot of Systems Special, outlining programmes that encourage noteworthy logistic projects, innovative ideas and expert insights and recent concepts, such as the start-up innovations. Do not hesitate accelerator program PortXL, to contact me for special that was launched in October Viewing the situation from editorial offers combined with last year by the Port of a new perspective encourages supporting advertising or for Rotterdam Authority, together more information. with its partners. Another creativity, innovation and promising future-oriented imaginative thinking. network is ChainPORT, which includes the Port of Hamburg, the Ports of Busan, Singapore, Shenzhen, Los Angeles, Felixstowe and Antwerp. The global platform shall connect information of Rob van Akkeren the respective partner ports on the one hand and create a basis that allows the joined development

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